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Where to buy a Marcasite watch

Marcasite silver jewellery has been around for hundreds of years. Although, the styles have become more modern because of the dark antique look of the actual metal, they are sometimes, thought to be antiques, when they are in fact quite new. This article will look where one can purchase a Marcasite watch.

What is Marcasite?

Marcasite is in fact, pyrite (fools gold) that is usually set in silver. Small pieces of pyrite are pushed into the silver setting creating the look of Marcasite. The ancient Greeks were very fond of Marcasite jewellery and made lots of pieces that are still around in the form of antiques today. The Victorian era also saw a lot of lockets, brooches and cameos manufactured in the style of that period. The Queen Victoria took to wearing Marcasite jewellery to match with the black mourning clothing that she wore after becoming a widow. Marcasite is usually always set in silver, sterling silver or some other type of white metal because they make such a stunning combination. However, yellow gold is very rarely used as they tend not to blend well together.

Looking antique

It is not unusual to find Onyx, Pearl, Mother of Pearl, Opal and Crystal teemed with Marcasite since these add to the feeling of antique jewellery. - Nextag.com has a stunning collection of watches as well as all manner of silver and sterling silver Marcasite. - Supaprice.co.uk has a nice selection of silver Marcasite watches in a variety of different styles which are very competitively priced, so you should find a piece to suit any budget. It's worth remembering that Marcasite jewellery is best kept dry, so don't be tempted to try and clean it with your usual jewellery cleaning solution. All that you need is a soft dry cloth to keep your Marcasite jewellery clean and silver can be prevented from tarnishing simply by wearing it. Don't forget to remove your jewellery before showering or taking a bath and don't go swimming wearing it. Provided that you take care of how you wear and clean your Marcasite, it will last for a lifetime and continue to look as good as the day that you bought it.

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